Man's arm caught elbow-deep in mincer
Johannesburg - A Potchefstroom man got his arm stuck in a mincing machine while working at a packing facility in the town on Tuesday, Netcare 911 said.
"His arm up until the point of his elbow was drawn into the machine," said paramedic Jeffrey Wicks.
Initial reports were that he had been feeding meat into the mincer when his hand got caught in the moving parts of the machine.
Paramedics arrived at the scene in Promosa to find him standing with his arm caught in the mincer.
They immediately started treating him while fire fighters removed the machine from its fastenings.
The man was stabilised then rushed to hospital with the machine still attached to his arm.
He was in a critical condition.
Wicks said it was unlikely that his arm would be saved.
The hospital he was taken to declined to give information about his condition.